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Artemis V1.65 coming soon!

posted Apr 28, 2012 18:20:34 by ThomRobertson
The 3D graphics have been upgraded, with glow and specular maps, and upgraded particle effects.

Torgoths have been changed radically, with all new ship art. They are now a race of super-capitol ships,
much larger and tougher than any you've seen before. They have lots of beams, but they ALSO fire
drones, which are large, long-range, slow-moving torpedos. The player can target and destroy these drones before they can
impact.

Arvonians (previously known as "Argonians") have been changed radically, with all new ship art,
into a race of fighters and carriers.

Because of the massive changes to the behavior of Torgoths and Arvonians, they have become "support races". This means that
(for Invasion Mode) they no longer have their own fleets, but accompany Kralien fleets. Skaraans are still the same
loner sneaky scumbags they were.

Pods of space whales have been added to the game. Harmless and beautiful, but fragile and easily killed. Some enemy races
react differently to space whales, and these reactions could be used against them...

The player now has a self-destruct sequence.
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6 replies
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Mike_Substelny said Apr 28, 2012 21:03:05
I'm champing at the bit!
"Damn the torpedoes! Four bells, Captain Drayton!"

(Likely actual words of Admiral David Farragut, USN, at the battle of Mobile Bay. Four bells was the signal for the engine room to make full steam ahead).
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ChrisColbath said Apr 28, 2012 22:50:19
That looks awesome. I can't wait to see this update!
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RobJosephson said Apr 29, 2012 00:24:55
I've always wanted to blow up my ship
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Vorus said Apr 29, 2012 01:22:53
Oh man, that looks FANTASTIC! Thom, you continue to amaze us with every release.
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Hissatsu said Apr 29, 2012 13:53:15
Supreme! Magnificent!

Too bad i dont think it will be released in the next week, will it? We're having a huge party the next weekend (since its a big holiday in Russia) and we'd love some 1.65 Artemis...
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Cmdr.Brandr said Apr 30, 2012 12:44:06
SWEET! You added "Corbomite Maneuver" to the options! I am excited. Sounds cool!
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